Using reclaimed recycled rough-hewn teak planks from old dwellings and community buildings, craftspeople in Thailand devote hours to hand carve this intricate lotus flower motif on our Lotus Panel Inlay 60 x 60 inch with eco friendly water-based black stain and natural wax finish. The stain darkens the panels, light surface sanding creates brown highlights, and a natural wax is applied to seal the wood.
A traditional symbol of prosperity, this beautiful lotus panel wall art is sure to bring a wealth of decorative appeal to any space. Hand carved, sanded, stained then waxed by Thai artisans and craftsmen, this absolutely gorgeous piece of art reflects hours of care and attention, resulting in an incredibly intricate, blossoming design. It's handcrafted of reclaimed, recycled teak wood, prized for its dense grain and beautiful patina. Each panel is truly sustainable and socially aware too. Each panel is cut into about 12 inch wide sections that fit together for ease of shipping and mounting, and comes with recessed hanging hardware
Lotus panels are made from reclaimed teak panels that were cut over 50 years ago. The wood is not machined down flat or squared up. The carvers rough cut slats that are approximately the same size and then lay them side by side. As such they are not perfect squares.
The pattern is transferred by hand, then they drill holes and thread "finger saws" through the openings of the pattern. The saw marks and some misplaced holes are visible at times. The artisans then carve by hand to create the 3D effect. The piece is then sanded, a non-chemical finish is applied and two embedded hangers are attached to the back of each panel. It is an imperfect art and each panel is unique.
To hang start with the inside panels and work your way outwards. The pattern will not line up perfectly nor will it be perfectly square on the outside edge.Using the traditional method of hand-drawing and carving, artisans individually etch the patterns into each panel before carving. As a result, panels may not line up together perfectly. The process of drawing, drilling, and finger sawing the carved panels is a unique and time-consuming process that has been passed down generation to generation. The variation in each panel is a representation of the individuality of each carver. Products are not perfectly square or flat, but are useable and reasonably flat.